Dr. Otojit Kshetrimayum is working as Associate Fellow at the Institute. He is Coordinator of the Centre for North East and one of the Associate Editors of the journal, Labour and Development. He is the Associate Editor of Awards Digest, Journal of Labour Legislation. His areas of interests are Industrial Sociology, Skill Development, Social Protection, Unorganised/Informal sector, Gender & Labour Issues, Corporate Social Responsibility, Cooperatives, Research Methodology, Labour Administration, and Labour & Employment in North East India.
He is a Sociologist. He has completed Post Graduate in Sociology from the Department of Sociology, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi; M.Phil and Ph. D. in Sociology from the Centre for the Study of Social Systems, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. His Ph.D. thesis is on “From Lineage to Cooperative: A Study of Handloom Weaving in Manipur”. Before joining this institute, he was working as Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology, School of Social Sciences, Sikkim Central University, Gangtok and as Senior Fellow in Women’s Studies and Development Centre, University of Delhi. He has also worked in the projects conducted by National Council for Educational Research and Training (NCERT) and All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). He has also delivered lectures at Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Guwahati Campus; Maitreyi College, University of Delhi; Miranda House, University of Delhi; National Judicial Academy, Bhopal; National Statistical Systems Training Academy; Maharashtra Institute of Labour Studies, Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya National Academy of Social Security and National Institute of Open Schooling.
Kshetrimayum, Otojit. 2017. Industrial Relations in India: A Case Study of Central Industrial Relations Machinery. Noida: VVGNLI.ISBN 978-93-82902-4-78
Kshetrimayum, Otojit. 2016. Women and Entrepreneurship in North East India: Handloom as an Enterprise in Manipur. Noida: VVGNLI. ISBN 978-93-82902-37-9.
Kshetrimayum, Otojit. 2016. Skilling India: Evaluation of Multi Skills Development Centres. Noida: VVGNLI. ISBN: 978-93-82902-38-6.
Kshetrimayum, Otojit. 2014. Ritual, Politics and Power in North East India: Contextualising the Lai Haraoba of Manipur. New Delhi: Ruby Press & Co. ISBN: 978-93-82395-50-8.
“Skill Development in India and Contributions of Korean Companies”, in International Labor Brief. Vol. 14. No. 5., p. 78-91, May 2016. ISSN 1599-8355.
"Skilling India: Contribution of Korean Companies" in Narsimhan, Sushila & Kim Do Young (Eds.). 2016. Evolving Indo-Korea Relations: Perspectives on South Asia. New Delhi: Manak Publications.
“Mapping Social Contributions of Foreign Companies: A Case Study of Corporate Social Responsibility Initiatives of Korean Companies in India” in Sushila Narsimhan and Kim Do Young (ed.). 2015. Deepening India-Korea Relations: Towards a Sustainable Future. New Delhi: Manak Publications. pp. 47-68. ISBN 978-93-7831-386-8.
“Political Interpretation of Ritual: Case of Lai Haraoba of Manipur” in Lisham Henthoiba and Laishram Churchil (ed.). 2015. Cultural Practices and Identity Politics in Manipur. New Delhi: Concept Publishing Company. pp. 18-31. ISBN 978-93-5125-143-9.
“CSR Provisions in Indian Companies Act, 2013: An Overview”, in International Labor Brief, Vol. 11, No. 11, p.90-95, November 2013. ISSN 1599-8355.
“Cloth, Women and Social Change: Situating Handloom Weaving in Manipur” in Sakarama Somayaji and Vimal Khawas (ed.). 2012. Environment, Development and Social Change in Himalayan Region. New Delhi: Akansha Publishing House. p. 237-272. ISBN 978-81-8370-319-2.
“Rethinking Cooperatives in Rural Development: A Case Study of Handloom Weavers’ Cooperatives in Manipur” in the journal Labour & Development, Volume 18, June 2011.p. 65-79. ISSN 0973-0419.
“Women and Shamanism in Manipur and Korea: A Comparative Study” in Indian Anthropologist. Vol. 39. No. 1&2. Jan-Dec. 2009. p.17-34. ISSN 0970-0927.
“Mapping Cultural Diffusion: A Case Study of ‘Korean Wave’ (Hallyu) in North East India” in Sushila Narsimhan and Kim Do Young (ed.). 2008. India and Korea: Bridging the Gaps. New Delhi: Manak Publications. p. 181-195. ISBN 81-7827198-2.
“ICT Integration in School Education: A Sociological Proposition” in Journal of Indian Education. Vol. XXXIII. No.1. May 2007. p. 62-70. ISSN 0972-5628.
At VVGNLI, he coordinates training programmes on the themes related to Skill Development and Employment Generation; Social Protection and Livelihood Security; Fundamentals of Labour Law; and Labour Administration for government officials, trade union leaders and representatives from civil society organisations. He is coordinating two courses, namely Sociology of Labour & Globalisation, and Labour Market, Employment and Social Protection in North East India especially for young researchers/research scholars working on labour related issues. He has coordinated an International Training programme on Skill Development and Employment Generation for the Government Officials from Afghanistan. He also coordinates a collaborative workshop on Social Security for Unorganised Workers with Maharashtra Institute of Labour Studies, Mumbai. He is the Course Director of the International Training programme on Social Protection in a Globalised Economy under ITEC/SCAAP Programme of the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India.
The projects that he has undertaken at VVGNLI are:
Labour Market and Social Protection in North East India (ongoing)
Dynamics of Employment of Children and Socio-Economic Reality: A Study of Children in Hazardous Occupations in East and West Jaintia Hills Districts of Meghalaya
Evaluation of Multi Skills Development Centres (MSDCs) at Bangalore and Gulbarga, Karnataka
Corporate Social Responsibility Practices in the Area of Employment and Industrial Relations
Assessment of Trainers’ Requirement for Skilling 500 Million Persons by 2022 with reference to National Skill Development Policy (Tourism Sector)
Study to Evaluate Plan Schemes of the Office of Chief Labour Commissioner (Central)